Provenza to hold office hours

Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza will hold open office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café, 2710 Fifth St., and from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Community members are invited to drop by and chat about issues […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Tumble Through the Tropics with city gymnasts, dancers

The city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center seeks participants for the Tumble Through the Tropics show. The students will cartwheel with pirates, tumble with flamingos and hula with Hawaiian dancers. This performance is open to everyone age 3 and older who is enrolled in Tumbling Tutus, Tiny Tumblers, Junior Jumpers, Fantastic Flippers and all […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Flower-arranging demonstrations featured at show

The Sacramento students of Kika Shibata, including several from Davis, will present their 10th anniversary flower and demonstration show, “Floral Symphony,” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19. Shibata, who is based in San Jose, is a master in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Japanese-style flower arranging). The show will be […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Child of Yemeni immigrants wins med school scholarship

SACRAMENTO — Gaber Saleh, a first-year medical student, has won the $2,000 Amin and Nancy Habbas Scholarship, established to help high-achieving students of Arab origin enrolled at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Criteria for the Habbas Scholarship, established in 1991, include leadership potential, community and extracurricular involvement, financial need and academic achievement. Saleh, an […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

DA: More charges expected against Esparto molest suspect

WOODLAND — A Yolo County prosecutor said Tuesday he expects to file additional charges against Cristan Rooms, the Esparto foster parent and youth soccer coach accused of molesting or abusing two children. “We anticipate there being more victims. How many victims, we’re not certain,” Deputy District Attorney Rob Gorman said following a brief hearing in […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Crime, Fire + Courts | Tagged ,

Grape-pruning workshop set in Woodland

The Yolo County Master Gardeners will present a free grape-pruning workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Woodland Community College Greenhouse Orchard Area, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland. Master Gardeners will demonstrate spur and cane grape pruning techniques in the college vineyard, and visitors can learn how to start their own grapevines […]

February 02, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

‘Heart to Heart’ has new schedule

Psychotherapist and  life coach Gitane’s radio program, “Heart to Heart,” has a new time. The show will air live at 4 p.m. Thursdays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, with replays at noon Fridays. This week’s show features a not-so-typical take on the word “gratitude,” in the interest of opening to new perspectives and looking at oneself and […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Pruning workshops planned Saturday

Two free workshops on pruning, originally scheduled for Jan. 21, will take place Saturday at the Central Park Gardens near the corner of Third and B streets in downtown Davis. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master Gardener Steve Radosevich will cover “Dormant Pruning of Fruit Trees,” demonstrating the pruning techniques that will preserve the health […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Beginning meditation course offered

A course in beginning meditation will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on four consecutive Mondays starting next week at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Meditation is a powerful tool that helps us improve our daily lives and reach our highest spiritual goals,” a news release said. “Drawing from authentic ancient […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Meet city’s new bike coordinator Friday

Following a nationwide search, the city of Davis has welcomed Dave “DK” Kemp as its new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. Kemp began his new duties Monday. Community members are invited to meet Kemp at an informal reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., in the […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

Soroptimists seek applications for service grants

Soroptimist International of Davis is accepting applications from local nonprofit and charitable organizations for grant funding for 2012. The deadline for submission is March 15. Applications are available online at, or by contacting Juelie Roggli, Service Grants Committee chair, at [email protected] or (530) 219-5444. A brief written narrative with specific information about the proposed […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Wolk campaign website launched

Supporters of Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk’s bid for election have launched a website to support his candidacy, at Visitors will find information about Wolk, his wife Jamima and their children, his platform and volunteer opportunities to assist with his campaign. He is one of three declared candidates for three seats on the council in […]

February 01, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Federal deficit to dip to $1.1 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new budget report released Tuesday predicts the U.S. government will run a $1.1 trillion deficit in the fiscal year that ends in September, a slight dip from last year but still very high by any measure. The Congressional Budget Office report also says that annual deficits will remain in the $1 […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Occupy protest rekindles debate about flag-burning

OAKLAND (AP) — Many in the crowd outside Oakland City Hall shouted “Burn it! Burn it!” as masked protesters readied to set fire to an American flag. That’s when a woman emerged from the scrum, screaming for them to stop, that it would hurt the cause. Moments later, the flames began, and suddenly a movement […]

January 31, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,